Famous Deaths in 1979 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 311 of 311

  • Aug 17 Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67
  • Aug 19 Dorsey Burnette, American rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll trio), dies at 46
  • Aug 21 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 22 Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • Aug 22 James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • Aug 23 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • Aug 23 Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70
  • Aug 24 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (b. 1912)
  • Aug 24 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (b. 1898)
  • Aug 25 Stan Kenton, jazz band leader (Music 55), dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Mika Waltari, Finnish author (b. 1908)
  • Aug 27 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 27 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland
  • Aug 27 Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14
  • Aug 27 Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
  • Aug 28 Simonow, writer, dies
  • Aug 29 Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • Aug 30 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40
  • Aug 31 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
  • Aug 31 Sally Rand, stripper, dies at 75
  • Sep 1 Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
  • Sep 2 Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
  • Sep 4 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
  • Sep 4 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • Sep 5 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)
  • Sep 6 Ronald Binge, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 10 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st President of Angola, dies at 56
  • Sep 10 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
  • Sep 12 Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
  • Sep 14 Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Sep 16 Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
  • Sep 17 Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60
  • Sep 20 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83
  • Sep 21 John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
  • Sep 25 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete and actor (b. 1915)
  • Sep 26 Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
  • Sep 26 John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • Sep 26 Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • Oct 1 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 3 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles
  • Oct 3 Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29
  • Oct 4 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
  • Oct 5 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
  • Oct 6 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
  • Oct 8 June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
  • Oct 10 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
  • Oct 10 Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • Oct 12 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Man of a Thousand Faces), dies from natural causes at 82
  • Oct 13 Clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90
  • Oct 13 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, dies at 93
  • Oct 16 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)
  • Oct 17 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81
  • Oct 17 Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 17 S J Perelman, US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
  • Oct 22 Jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber
  • Oct 22 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
  • Oct 26 Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies
  • Oct 26 Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated
  • Oct 30 Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)
  • Oct 30 Donna Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini (b. 1890)
  • Nov 1 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Nov 2 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
  • Nov 5 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71
  • Nov 7 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • Nov 8 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • Nov 8 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (b. 1900)
  • Nov 9 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59
  • Nov 10 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • Nov 11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • Nov 13 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • Nov 14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • Nov 17 John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
  • Nov 18 Freddie Fitzsimmons, baseball player (b. 1901)
  • Nov 22 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
  • Nov 23 Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
  • Nov 30 Zeppo Marx, [Herbert], US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 78
  • Dec 2 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 3 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • Dec 4 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
  • Dec 5 Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies at 94
  • Dec 7 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Nicolas Born, German writer, dies of cancer at 41
  • Dec 7 Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris
  • Dec 9 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
  • Dec 10 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
  • Dec 10 Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
  • Dec 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
  • Dec 11 James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
  • Dec 13 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), dies at 64
  • Dec 14 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies
  • Dec 15 Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
  • Dec 21 Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
  • Dec 22 Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
  • Dec 23 Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector, dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
  • Dec 24 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
  • Dec 25 Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Dec 25 Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
  • Dec 27 Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered
  • Dec 30 Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77